Cinci Looks to repeat today
The Cincinnati Reds still have a little fight left in them after posting (thus far) the seventh worst record in the Majors at 54-71. So going up against the powerhouse Texas Rangers, SP Dan Straily pitched over six innings of perfect ball to lead the way to a 3-0 blanking of Texas.
“I have a pretty good history with a lot of those guys,” said Straily. “Sometimes, when you have enough history with people, you want to make sure you’re not doing the same thing repeatedly over and over. We had backup plans if they started to hit certain pitches. We never really had to go to those. Tucker [Barnhart, catcher] did a great job. We were in synch the whole night.”
“We haven’t gotten the hits when the team has needed them the most,” Rangers DH Carlos Beltran said. “You go through that where you’re not getting the results. We are going through a little funk.”